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by mk209
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Silver Care / Techniques
Topic: Ever thought I can make that?
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: Ever thought I can make that?

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by mk209
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Silver Care / Techniques
Topic: Ever thought I can make that?
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: Ever thought I can make that?

Yes! I wish I had the luxury of a spoon die! Mine was cut out and hammered. The bowl was hammered out by hand and rounded using a soft hammer on a wood block. The rest of the work including the back of the bowl was by using a small oval shaped file. I think if I had the dies I could make the spoons ...
by mk209
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Silver Care / Techniques
Topic: Ever thought I can make that?
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Ever thought I can make that?

After being a collector for many years now and never really thought about making my own spoons I thought it was about time I did. It’s a little unfinished but I’ll do some more work to it when I get time. It was entirely made by hand and no mechanical tools were used. http://i67.tinypic.com/15oupae....
by mk209
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Dessert spoon marked SN once, Irish?
Replies: 3
Views: 903

Re: Dessert spoon marked SN once, Irish?

I agree they are made by Neville but for some reason the spoons never made it to assay. I have 4 of them so 2 maybe are out there somewhere or have been lost?

Thanks

Matt
by mk209
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: Example of the 1804 short-lived punches
Replies: 0
Views: 144

Example of the 1804 short-lived punches

The top notched cusped duty mark and the poor quality lion that was very soon replaced. Interestingly there’s a journeymans mark on this spoon and it differs from other Joseph Hicks spoons I’ve seen. http://i65.tinypic.com/33dic02.jpg http://i68.tinypic.com/o6fgy0.jpg Matt
by mk209
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Lion passant facing right
Replies: 5
Views: 2630

Re: Lion passant facing right

This spoon (or one the same) is now with me. It feels British with a typical marriage triangle of initials engraved on the back. Although it’s in a typical 1730’s style it’s very well defined so maybe of a later period? I’ve searched Colonial but had no luck so far.

Matt
by mk209
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: York Hallmarks
Topic: My second piece of York silver.....
Replies: 2
Views: 375

Re: My second piece of York silver.....

Thanks Trev, only four more to find to get the set back together if they are still about somewhere.
by mk209
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: York Hallmarks
Topic: My second piece of York silver.....
Replies: 2
Views: 375

My second piece of York silver.....

.....is the same as my first piece, it’s always a bonus to find others in your set. Maybe I’ll find some more if I’m lucky.

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Matt
by mk209
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: JC? or IC? need some quick help...
Replies: 4
Views: 1662

Re: JC? or IC? need some quick help...

John Chalmers circa 1770 Annapolis, MD. He was the son of James Chalmers also a silversmith.
by mk209
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: ID on a dessert spoon of 1790
Replies: 0
Views: 291

ID on a dessert spoon of 1790

Not sure who this is as the mark is a bit different to ones I’ve seen? A dessert spoon with a bit of bright cut work dated 1790.

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Matt
by mk209
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: HWN? Struck 3 times, OE spoon with Scottish heel
Replies: 0
Views: 484

HWN? Struck 3 times, OE spoon with Scottish heel

This is a strange one, an Old English pattern tablespoon with a rounded Scottish style heel. Engraved with a typical flourished ‘D’ making me think it’s from the UK maybe at least but it’s had a ‘no’ to a Scottish provincial spoon so I’m at a loss where it could come from. It belonged in an old coll...
by mk209
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Huge (Danish?) basting spoon CW VELTZIN CW
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Re: Huge (Danish?) basting spoon CW VELTZIN CW

Many thanks, I wondered about the Veltzin as a lot of Danish items are marked twice. Maybe it was a retailers mark struck a little later?
by mk209
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Huge (Danish?) basting spoon CW VELTZIN CW
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Huge (Danish?) basting spoon CW VELTZIN CW

Another huge basting spoon almost certainly from Denmark given the type. It’s marked ‘CW VELTZIN CW’ Any ideas on the maker and location? http://i68.tinypic.com/2lduafp.jpg http://i65.tinypic.com/fuav15.jpg http://i64.tinypic.com/4glrvt.jpg Matt
by mk209
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Scottish provincial? WN anchor mark
Replies: 1
Views: 265

Scottish provincial? WN anchor mark

I have 3 teaspoons of what looks like Scottish origin, celtic point and marked only with WN and an anchor mark. Cannot find the silversmith or any info on these, help would be great, thanks. http://i66.tinypic.com/v5ebk7.jpg http://i67.tinypic.com/6f5yxt.jpg Matt.
by mk209
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: IK - John Kavanagh? 1787 fork
Replies: 5
Views: 1420

Re: IK - John Kavanagh? 1787 fork

Interesting, not heard of James Kenzie before. I seem to be finding other items marked IK that I cannot attribute too, it’s a popular set of initials. I will hunt out that book at some point.

Thanks for the info.
by mk209
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: BLJ - still unknown?
Replies: 2
Views: 2205

Re: BLJ - still unknown?

I’ve spent hours going through court/bankrupt files and business registers but nothing too. Is the mark on many spoons or has it just been found on a few teaspoons? Maybe I’ll start searching further afield in Bristol or other areas, hopefully one day we will know.

Thanks, Matt
by mk209
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: IK - John Kavanagh? 1787 fork
Replies: 5
Views: 1420

Re: IK - John Kavanagh? 1787 fork

Thanks Phil, I guess it comes down to what the silversmith was mostly making to try to narrow the field. I think James Kennedy specialised in boxes and the likes if I remember correctly?
by mk209
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: William Parry of Plymouth? WP only marks
Replies: 0
Views: 413

William Parry of Plymouth? WP only marks

This is a bit different to the cutlery I usually buy but this pot took my interest. It’s marked WP and the two other marks are WP twice stamped different ways over the top of each other. A possibility for the pot is William Parry of Plymouth as it was what he was making (mugs and teapots etc) Any th...
by mk209
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: IK - John Kavanagh? 1787 fork
Replies: 5
Views: 1420

IK - John Kavanagh? 1787 fork

Just wanted to confirm is this John Kavanagh’s mark on this 1787 fork? It’s a really great example that I’ve not come across before so I was very happy to get this. http://i63.tinypic.com/9sxngx.jpg http://i66.tinypic.com/34grl77.jpg http://i66.tinypic.com/332meyh.jpg Matt
by mk209
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Psuedo marks and WN
Replies: 2
Views: 552

Psuedo marks and WN

I really like this fiddle pattern ladle because so clearly the marks were punched in a way to imitate real ones from a distance. It’s made of a base metal and when polished really looks the part. Anyone know who the maker is? WN is stamped plus the psuedo marks. I think it will date to around 1820. ...

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